SV Sandhausen have confirmed that Erik Zenga and Philipp Klingmann will remain with the club.
A day after Tim Kister signed a new contract for next season, midfielder Zenga and right-back Klingmann have also been tied down until next summer.
Neither played a significant role over the past season, albeit to different reasons. Zenga was out for seven months with a cruciate ligament injury, whilst Klingmann had to play second-fiddle to Dennis Diekmeier.
Nevertheless, sporting director Mikayil Kabaca said that Zenga had bee “a key player” before his injury and the club wanted to “give him the chance to get a place on the team again.” Regarding Klingmann, he said that “he takes on this role very well.”
Head coach Uwe Koscinat meanwhile praised Zenga’s passing and spacial qualities, adding that Klingmann is “constantly ready for action thanks to his high quality in training,” despite only making three appearances this season.
Planning for the new campaign is already well advanced, with Nils Röseler and Diego Contento also brought in to strengthening the defence.